Another candidate is jumping into next year’s race for Springfield mayor… but only “semi-officially” for the moment.
Sangamon County auditor Paul Palazzolo had signs in Saturday’s St. Patrick’s Day parade touting him for mayor.
In an interview for the 970 WMAY News Feed, Palazzolo says he’s pretty well made up his mind to run, but won’t formally announce his candidacy until later in the year.
He says he plans to run, even if Mayor Mike Houston decides to seek another term.
Palazzolo says he has great respect for Houston… but his decision to run won’t be affected by Houston’s political plans.